Kelsey Kiser

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Graduation Year: 2019


Email: kjkiser[@]

Educational Background

Ph.D., Southern Methodist University (2019)
B.A., University of Portland (2012)



Kelsey Kiser is the Hughes Postdoctoral Fellow at Southern Methodist University (2019-2021), where she is currently at work on her book project, Secret Selves: Surveillance and Twentieth-Century African American Literature. Her work has been generously supported by a fellowship from the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Her additional research interests include women writers, critical race theory, cultural studies, and surveillance. 



“The Domestic Sphere as Counter-Surveillance in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun.” Forthcoming in Modern Drama (Fall 2020). 

“‘How come you just vanished thataway like a spook?’: Global Surveillance in the Transatlantic Novels of Claude McKay.” College Language Association Journal 61.3 (Spring 2019): 171-187.